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[VIDEO] Watch the 2014 Corvette Stingrays Get Built in Bowling Green

Other than the official Chevy teaser video we saw earlier this year, we haven’t really been able to get inside the Bowling Green Assembly Plant to see how the new C7 Corvettes are assembled until now. Here’s a video that features six minutes of hot assembly line action featuring the 2014 Corvette Stingray.

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CorvetteBlogger Talks with GM's John Fitzpatrick about Shipping and Quality Assessments on the 2014 Corvette Stingray

On Friday morning, we sat down with Corvette/Camaro’s Marketing Manager John Fitzpatrick and Chevrolet Communications’ Monte Doran to talk about the 2014 Corvette Stingray. Specifically, we wanted to discuss how the shipping process was working as well as try to get some additional answers on the Quality Assessments that each of the Corvette Stingrays is undergoing before shipment to the dealers.

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Chevrolet is Now Shipping 2014 Corvette Stingray Coupes to Dealers

Cue the music and the dancing girls because we got great news from Chevrolet regarding the C7 Corvette. The automaker has confirmed that shipping the new 2014 Corvette Stingrays to dealers begins today.

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Tatman: We are Extraordinarily Close to Shipping New Corvette Stingrays

As you can imagine, life is pretty hectic at the Corvette Assembly Plant in Bowling Green right now.

Plant manager Dave Tatman took time out to talk to a crowd of 300 people Tuesday at the Barren River Area Development District’s annual luncheon at the National Corvette Museum just across from the assembly plant.

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[PIC] 2014 Corvette Stingrays On Hold at the Plant

by Keith Cornett on September 13, 2013

[PIC] 2014 Corvette Stingrays On Hold at the Plant

Here’s a great picture that shows just how fast the 1400-car shipping lot at the Bowling Green Assembly Plant is filling with brand spanking new 2014 Corvette Stingrays. We understand that the Quality Control process has been very tight, but with this many Stingrays lined up and ready to go, it most likely means that the QC isn’t finding many issues and production is ramping up.

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[PIC] 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertibles at the Factory

by Keith Cornett on September 10, 2013

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Here’s a welcomed sight through the fence at the Corvette Assembly Plant in Bowling Green. Two rows of 2014 Corvette Stingray convertibles in various colors all lined up and looking ready for some sunshine.

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[PIC] 2014 Corvette Stingrays at the Factory

by Keith Cornett on August 31, 2013

The National Corvette Museum shared this aerial photo of the Bowling Green Assembly Plant showing the 2014 Corvette Stingrays in the back.

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2014 Corvette Stingray Retail Production is Underway

by Keith Cornett on August 27, 2013

2014 Corvette Stingray Retail Production is Underway

Over the weekend at Corvettes at Carlisle, select GM engineers in attendance gave a series of quickie seminars (5-10 minutes and then Q&A) at the top of each hour. On Saturday morning, Steve Grilli, Bowling Green Assembly’s Quality Manager spoke and confirmed that retail production for the 2014 Corvette Stingray is underway as well as some other interesting tidbits of Stingray news.

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[VIDEO] The 2014 Corvette Stingray Build Animation

by Keith Cornett on August 19, 2013

[VIDEO] The 2014 Corvette Stingray Animated Build

We know that the most important question right now on people’s minds is when will production start for retail customers who have ordered the 2014 Corvette Stingray? Unfortunately, the only correct answer we have is “soon”. But until that magical date happens, how about we watch a video that shows just how the new 7th generation Corvette Stingray will be assembled.

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Since the ordering process for the 2014 Corvette Stingray began in late May, we have noticed a huge increase in the amount of chatter on the forums about status codes and TPWs. TPW stands for “Target Production Week” and during normal production, they will usually give the buyer a fairly accurate forecast for when their Corvette will be built. But because the Corvette Stingray hasn’t officially started retail sales production, the TPWs that customers are getting through the Chevrolet customer service system may not be accurate and that appears to be causing concern – both for the customer and the Corvette production team.

We reached out to Corvette Marketing Manager John Fitzpatrick to get more information about the production schedule and the processes that will happen before the plant starts shipping the new C7 Corvette Stingrays to dealers.

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